Today’s cooling systems are some testaments of engineering feats. Autos pollute less when they run hotter, so automotive manufacturers have developed cooling systems that get your car to operating temperatures faster and stay at higher temps as much as possible. That’s great for the environment, but it also means that you must maintain your cars cooling system fastidiously. Cooling systems are smaller, have more exacting specifications, and are crammed full with enough sensors, switches, and electronic hardware to choke a horse. When they work, they work well. When they don’t, you can have a serious problem on your hands that could cause a lot of engine damage. Your best bet is to have your cooling system inspected by a certified technician at least every 15,000 miles. Ask your auto repair facility to check the specific gravity of your coolant/antifreeze, and have them ensure that the cooling system is full, that there are no leaks, and that no deposits have formed in your radiator. With the proper amount of attention, your cooling system will keep your car’s engine running at peak performance for the life of the vehicle.